How Personal Can Ethics Get?
Mahalia D. Wright
Dr. B Grizzell, Strayer University
Bus 520: Leadership & Organizational
April 26, 2011
This assignment explores an integrating case in the end of our textbook and several articles researched to fully understand just about ethics can get in a organization. The articles and case study conduct detailed findings individual and preferences can impact the ethics of an organization. This paper also reviews an organization’s rules and regulations can impact ethics. This detailed discussion is presented on the reviewed case study about an employee at Wisson Fragrance Company located in Chicago, Illinois named Valerie Young. Valerie’s ethical dilemmas with her boss,
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Our research suggests that the social butterfly, rather than the social outcast, may be the more likely to misjudge whether an ethical judgment is in line with the normative view. The potential danger here is that employees who act in unethical ways could, in some cases, erroneously assume that their actions are in line with the socially shared ethical standard and only learn of their misjudgment when it is too late to avert the consequences. Companies interested in making themselves more attractive to higher degree leveled employees in the competition for talent may agree with this study. Many potential employees prefer corporations with whom they perceive congruence between their and the company’s defined person organization fit “as the congruence between normalcy and values of organizations and the values of persons.” Individual values are the enduring beliefs through which a specific mode of conduct or end-state is personally preferable to its opposite and organizational value systems, which are determined by members of the group, provide a justification both for appropriate behaviors of members and for the activities and functions of the system . Chatman argued that a fit between individual and organizational values led to more satisfied employees who remained longer in the organization. Judge and Bretz and Cable and Judge showed that